Middlesbrough returned to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship, defeating Derby County by three goals to nil at the Riverside.
Boro fell to only their second league defeat of the season at the weekend, losing 1-0 to fellow promotion contenders Norwich City.
But they responded in the best possible way this evening, defeating a lacklustre Derby side by three goals to nil.
Two second-half goals in quick succession – a Matt Clarke own-goal and a Marvin Johnson strike – secured the win for Neil Warnock’s men, after Britt Assombalonga had opened the scoring in the first-half.
It was an impressive performance from Assombalonga, who found the net for only the second time this season, putting his drought to an end.
The striker proved to be a nuisance for the Derby defenders, and was a real handful before being replaced by Chuba Akpom in the second-half.
Here, we take a look at Boro fans’ reactions to his performance this evening…
Britt Assombalonga was outstanding tonight.
— Phil Spencer (@PhilSpenc23) November 25, 2020
Well Done Boro – 3 goals more than I expected, delighted for Assombalonga grabbing the opener ,on another day could have scored a hat trick – and what a terrific goal from Johnson. Looking at Derby flattered to deceive, it’s now 20 goals conceded ,they need a bricklayer
— bernie slaven (@bernieslaven) November 25, 2020
A fantastic young gentleman is Britt!
— Stephen (@Stephen_9876) November 25, 2020
Worked hard and got himself a goal, well played Assombalonga 👏
— Adam⚽️ (@Adaaam93) November 25, 2020
I was a little nervous about tonight. Couldn't of been a banana skin game. Glad to Britt get on the score sheet
— Edd Adams (@Eddieadams83) November 25, 2020
— Dan Dixon (@dan_dixon87) November 25, 2020
Pleased with that solid at the back yet again and midfield sound as well and three goals good to see Britt back amongst it and great finish from Neymarv Boro looking really hard to beat on we go 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 #UTB 🇦🇹
— JR (@JonRiley1975) November 25, 2020